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Alwent Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Gainford, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5623 / 54°33'44"N

Longitude: -1.7807 / 1°46'50"W

OS Eastings: 414278

OS Northings: 518587

OS Grid: NZ142185

Mapcode National: GBR JH0P.89

Mapcode Global: WHC5L.ML89

Entry Name: Alwent Hall

Listing Date: 14 September 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111044

Location: Gainford, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Gainford

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Gainford

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 11 NW GAINFORD B6274 side, off)
(East side, off)

5/91 Alwent Hall


Large farmhouse. Late C17 with early C18 or Cl9 additions and alterations.
Sandstone rubble, garden front has some brick infill and dressed sandstone
section to right; mainly renewed pantiled roofs; rendered stone stacks.

Garden front, refenestrated in early Cl9, has dressed quoins. 2-storey, 4-bay
section with later, slightly-projecting 2-storey, 2-bay section to right. Part-
glazed 6-panel door in architrave with keystone in third bay from left; 4-pane
sashes in raised surrounds. Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables with shaped
kneelers; corniced end stacks and similar ridge stack. One-storey, one-bay
addition to right has large 6-pane sash, semicircular bread oven at right return
and steeply-pitched roof with right end stack of brick. Shed attached to right
has boarded door and steeply-pitched roof.

Rear has central projecting gabled, 2-storey staircase wing flanked by later
2-storey outshuts. 12-pane stair window with thick glazing bars and radial head
in raised surround with keystone and impost blocks; gable has moulded coping and
shaped kneelers. Irregular fenestration of outshuts includes two 2-light flat-
faced mullioned windows with 18-pane lights and thick glazing bars; several 6-pane
sashes in raised surrounds. Two-pitch roof has coped gables with shaped kneelers.

Interior: early-mid C18 panelling in several rooms; Entrance Hall has built-in
cupboards, 6-panel doors and 2-panel window shutters. Two-flight, cut-string
dogleg staircase with two turned balusters per tread and wreathed and ramped

Listing NGR: NZ1427818587

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